Edna Pirtle Alderson peacefully died on January 31, 2016, in a local hospital.
The daughter of the late William and Malinda Pirtle, Edna was born in Monteagle, Tn. on Sept. 2, 1920.
She moved to Chattanooga, where she worked at, and retired from Davenport Hosiery. She was married to the late Charles Milton Alderson for over 50 years. She also lived in Jackson, Tn., for many years where her husband worked for Sinclair Oil.
After retirement, Edna served in a volunteer capacity at hospitals in Jackson, Tn. and Chattanooga.
Edna was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by two brothers, Raymond Pirtle, Chattanooga, and Gene Pirtle, Fairhope, Al., and several nieces and nephews and their families.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Martin Boyd Christian Home, 6845 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421 or American Diabetes Association, 5805 Lee Highway # 204, Chattanooga, TN 37421-3546.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 404 South Moore Road.
Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.